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Canucks Sign Elias Pettersson to 3-year, Entry-Level Deal

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to a team announcement on Friday.

Pettersson shined in his first season in the SHL, leading the league in regular season scoring with 59 points, and playoff scoring with 19 points, which are both new SHL records by a U20 player.

“Elias is a talented offensive player with tremendous vision and skill,” Vancouver general manager Jim Benning said in a release.

“Like most Canucks fans we watched with excitement the incredible season he had in Sweden. This is an important offseason of training and development for Elias and we expect him to be ready to challenge for a roster spot in training camp.”

Pettersson was named Rookie of the Year and Best Forward as well as Most Valuable Player for the regular season and the playoffs.

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Flames’ Travis Hamonic Suffers Facial Fracture During Fight

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Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic will be out of action for a bit after he suffered a facial fracture during a fight with Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson on opening night, the team officially announced on Friday.

In a corresponding move, the Flames called up defenseman Rasmus Anderson from the AHL to fill the empty roster spot.

Hamonic and Gudbranson got into it only 4:22 into the first period.

 

 

 

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Canucks Waive Sam Gagner

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The Vancouver Canucks have waived veteran forward Sam Gagner, the team officially announced on Monday.

Gagner, 29, was entering the second year of a three-year pact he inked with Vancouver a few years back, one that paid him $3.15 million annually.

Gagner had 10 goals and 21 assists for Vancouver during the 2017-2018 season.

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Canucks Sign Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed Antoine Roussel and Jay Beagle in a pair of moves that have been long rumored, according to Sportsnet’s Rick Dhaliwal.

Roussel, 28, scored 5 goals and collected 12 assists in 73 games last year for the Dallas Stars.

Beagle, 32, was a part of the Washington Capitals during their run to the Stanley Cup.

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